Richmond Plains Pinot Noir 2021
Richmond Plains produced New Zealand's first certified organic Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.
Our Pinot Noir is made in an elegant appealing style which can be enjoyed when young but will also benefit from a little cellaring allowing it to develop more complex characters.Tasting: Fragrant floral red cherry, strawberry and raspberry notes. A complex nose with earthy savoury and spicy characters. Delicious sweet cherry and berry fruit flavours with some earthy forest floor and spicy notes. French oak gives subtle structure to this fruity Pinot Noir with a lovely lingering finish. Enjoy with salmon, roast poultry or red meats.
Wine Making: Grapes bunches were thinned and hand and machine harvested to maximise flavours and fruit quality. The fruit was crushed and de-stemmed and transferred to open fermenters. After a period of cold maceration for 4 days the juice was set for fermentation with natural wild yeast. Regular hand plunging up to 18 days was carried out in the winery. The fermenting juice was then transferred into a French oak barrels for maturation and to wait for secondary fermentation in the spring before bottling in the beginning of summer.
Diet: This wine is suitable for a vegan diet.
Certified Organic: BioGro.
Analysis: Alcohol 13.5%, Acidity 6.0 g/L , Residual Sugar Nil
Complex and inviting, the bouquet shows dark berry, game, dried mushroom and toasted spice aromas, followed by a succulent palate offering finely textured mouthfeel combined with beautifully infused tannins. It's elegant yet flavoursome with a lingering structured finish. Certified organic.
93 Points, 5 Stars, Sam Kim (Wine Orbit), May 2023